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Saltdale is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.[1] It is located near Koehn Lake 21 miles (34 km) south-southwest of Ridgecrest near Garlock, California.[2]

Saltdale is located in California
Location in California
Saltdale is located in the United States
Saltdale (the United States)
Coordinates: 35°21′33″N 117°53′15″W / 35.35917°N 117.88750°W / 35.35917; -117.88750Coordinates: 35°21′33″N 117°53′15″W / 35.35917°N 117.88750°W / 35.35917; -117.88750
CountryUnited States
CountyKern County
Elevation1,923 ft (586 m)

It is at an elevation of 1,923 feet (586 m).[1]

The town was founded in 1914 for salt harvesting from Koehn Dry Lake.[2]

A post office operated at Saltdale from 1916 to 1950.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Saltdale, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1100. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.